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STPP Lecture Series

Fatima Hassan on health justice

Dec 6, 2021, 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Join us for a talk with Fatima Hassan, human rights lawyer, social justice activist, and the founder of the Health Justice Initiative in South Africa; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of immigration policy

Nov 9, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Dr. Jennifer Lee, an award winning author and frequent public commentator on the implications of contemporary U.S. immigration, will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

H. Luke Shaefer: Child allowance panel

Nov 5, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
H. Luke Shaefer and other panelists — to be announced — will discuss the implications of the expanded child tax credit and the potential for the U.S. to adopt a permanent child allowance.  
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

High tax heresy

Nov 4, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Professor James R. Hines Jr. will discuss the most sensible way to pay for the federal government, noting that the answer lies largely in higher tax rates, not in the many popularly-discussed alternatives.

The politics of university student voting

Oct 28, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Nancy Thomas and Vincent Hutchings, in a conversation moderated by Susan Jekielek, will discuss the conflicting forces at play in 2020 and what it all means for democratic learning across disciplines, healthy political campus climates, and planning for the 2022 election and beyond.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of education policy

Oct 26, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Rucker Johnson—a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
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October PPIA Public Service Expo

Oct 26, 2021, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Connect one-on-one with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and 50 of the top public policy and international affairs programs from across the county!
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage

Oct 22, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Jonathan Cohn discusses his book, “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage,” which examines the Affordable Care Act — better known as “Obamacare.”
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Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Terri Friedline: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System

Oct 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Terri Friedline will discuss her book, Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System, which takes a critical look at advancements in financial technology (“fintech”) in the banking and financial industries.
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Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of income and wealth inequality

Oct 12, 2021, 4:00 pm EDT
Dr. William Darity—director of the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
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PPIA Junior Summer Institute Information Session

Oct 12, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT
The Junior Summer Institute (JSI) application deadline is less than a month away! Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about creating a strong application.
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Carolyn Barnes: Low-Income Families and the New Welfare State

Oct 8, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Carolyn Barnes will discuss her book, “State of Empowerment: Low-income Families and the New Welfare State,” exploring how government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens.
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CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

Two public/private divides revisited

Oct 7, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Professor Gabriel Rauterberg explores how the public/private divide in U.S. securities markets interact and questions whether the current structure is socially optimal.
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Jeremy Levine: Constructing Community

Oct 1, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Jeremy Levine will discuss his book, “Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development and Inequality in Boston,” which explores the complexities of neighborhood redevelopment in Boston.
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